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How Do You Earn 5 stars?

zoneric
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Some people have 5 stars and have a really low rep and others with HIGHER (a lot higher) REP have 4 stars. How do we earn that 5th star?
zoneric posted Dec 05, 2012
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Dexterous

May be after 150K...+

Dexterous (rep: 88.6k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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zoneric

don't think so.

Example: Acidbaby - rep = 5,940 - 5 stars.

You: rep = 25,561 reputation - 4 stars.

zoneric (rep: 54k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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zoneric

even more, another example: FibroMom - rep = 117,755 reputation; 4 stars.

zoneric (rep: 54k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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Dexterous

that is still 117K , i am talking about 150+ K

Dexterous (rep: 88.6k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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dealwagger

I think the rules have changed since Acidbaby got the 5 stars. Acidbaby has been on dealsplus.com quite awhile.

dealwagger (rep: 10.3k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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Acidbaby

Yeah ive been here since the site opened although my wife was here first and I registered later.

Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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krmills1

The answer is "THERE IS NO ANSWER", I have been on here since 2007 and still don't have 5 stars!!

krmills1 (rep: 14.3k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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rd995

yes dealwagger is right back then it was easy to get 5 stars , i been around since 2007 probably longer that's when they made everyone register. there is a number but only someone that reach 5 star recently knows or a mod might be able to tell us

rd995 (rep: 147k) posted Dec 05, 2012

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zoneric

I am happy with my 4 stars, I was just curious.

zoneric (rep: 54k) posted Dec 06, 2012

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superad

Hard Work! :)

superad (rep: 11) posted Dec 07, 2012

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alecupope

I have 3 stars. I'm working on my fourth now :D

alecupope (rep: 23.2k) posted Jan 20, 2013

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malvinpalm

I wonder the same thing! Could any one tell me, What is the exact criteria to earn 5th star? Does it matter with time we joined or is it up to the moderator?

malvinpalm (rep: 3) posted Jan 21, 2013

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zoneric

I thin it depends on the time you joined the site.

zoneric (rep: 54k) posted Jan 22, 2013

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Acidbaby

There is no one single criteria. You earn levels by many, how long youve been here, front page deals, how many deals, and overall how active you are. A +5 is not given out easily and you will notice that most of us with a +5 hsve been here since the site opened. And people need to stop taking your rep score so seriously. Anyone can build their rep by spamming deals all day long every day. Youre goal here shouldnt be worrying about a rep score or how many plusses you have.

Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Jan 22, 2013

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alecupope

I think it's a psychological thing too, meaning that everyone likes when they're reputation goes up, it keeps them motivated. I'm saying that because I'm one of those people :)

alecupope (rep: 23.2k) posted Jan 22, 2013

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alicepattinson

Hi everyone, I'm just new here and I really want to have 5 stars someday :)) hmmmmm. maybe, you'll earn 5 stars based on the quality of your answer or if you gained lots of thumbs up on posts.

alicepattinson (rep: 76) posted Jan 23, 2013

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Brentheriot

My stats: ****
31,860 reputation ยท 141 fans
Member Since: April 2007

I'm pretty much active on site every day. Maybe one day I'll hit that 5th star.

Brentheriot (rep: 64.5k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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lilywow

It was easy to hit 4 stars. I think I hit 4 stars within the 6 months I was on this site. One day I'll get the 5th star.

lilywow (rep: 8.6k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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Dexterous

I might get it before retiring...lol

Dexterous (rep: 88.6k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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xptrish

@acidbaby,it's not a matter of us not " worrying about our rep and plusses" it's more,in my opinion,that the 5's get up front wether their deal is good or not,get a couple " friends" to plus it also and it's more visible and more likely to be clicked as opposed to a 4 with a good deal ending up on the bottom by default.
It's no secret that friends are plussing each others deals no matter what the post,I think we all are aware of that.
I believe the frustration stems from working hard to find REAL deals only to have them overshadowed due to unearned plusses.
To say reps and plusses don't matter is silly,the more plusses the more likely to be seen and clicked,which is where the money is.
That's all I have to say.

xptrish (rep: 96k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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fluffy

I think we can surmise that obtaining the coveted 5th star involves the dealpl.us equivalent of the Hollywood "casting couch".

fluffy (rep: 2.2k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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MdavidK30

Good point too!!! I have been wondering the same thing. And thanks for all the interesting answers.

MdavidK30 (rep: 3.6k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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Acidbaby

How does a +5 get you up front automatically? Nobody is getting on the front page automatically with a +5. Of course there is a cllique here that vote on each others posts. Like Ive said 1000 times. a negative rating system would alleviate all these issues. Then we can vote down deals that are garbage and being voted up by the clique.

Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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krmills1

There is a negative rating system, it is called a THUMBS DOWN on the Heating up page, it has been around for a loooooong time!!

krmills1 (rep: 14.3k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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Acidbaby

How many deals from the front page are on the heating up section?

Acidbaby (rep: 6.9k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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krmills1

All of the deals that ultimately end up on the front page are on the heating up page first!

krmills1 (rep: 14.3k) posted Jan 23, 2013

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nararal

just keep on and on then can get more stars:)

nararal (rep: 222) posted Jan 23, 2013

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Rosaura1234

I think it depends on your time on this website.

Rosaura1234 (rep: 693) posted Jan 24, 2013

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zentaiway

i also want to know the answer

zentaiway (rep: 3) posted Jun 03, 2013

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